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MBNA Tackling Numbers Programme update

Read about the delivery of our numeracy programme

Since September, our Community Team have been delivering Phase One of the MBNA Tackling Numbers Tag Rugby Programme for school children in Year 3. The numeracy programme has been integrated into our Community Schools Programme delivery in the following schools: | Butlers Court Primary School, Beaconsfield | Chesham Bois CE Combined School, Amersham | Grove Road Primary School, Tring | Iver Heath Junior School, Slough |

What is the MBNA Tackling Numbers Tag Rugby Programme?
Tackling Numbers is an award winning interactive numeracy programme for young children. The programme is developed and delivered by Premiership Rugby in partnership with MBNA. This five week programme aims to teach 8-9 year olds the importance of number skills in everyday life. The rugby-themed programme is delivered in schools by representatives from all 12 Premiership Rugby clubs, through both classroom sessions and practical number-based rugby games. This innovative and engaging programme makes learning about numbers fun, exciting and rewarding, inspiring children to both improve their numeracy skills and their physical health.

Following the start of the 3rd Year of the MBNA Tackling Numbers Programme, Director of Communications for MBNA, John Greaves, said, "Tackling Numbers complements the efforts of teachers in schools to provide the foundations for good numeracy skills and is giving children memorable experiences that will last them a lifetime.

"Together with Premiership Rugby, we have created a programme that is equipping young people with the knowledge and tools to help them manage their money in the future – and how better to do that than to engage them in mathematics in a practical and enjoyable way, with some of the stars of English rugby."

Get Your School Involved

The London Wasps Community Schools Programme has spaces throughout this academic year. If you would like your school to get involved, please contact us by filling in the details here.